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List Rules Vote up the most talented players currently playing basketball in the NBA.

This list of the best basketball players in the NBA today ranks all of the league's current standout top players and NBA stars currently playing. It's common to see lists of the greatest basketball players of all time, but considerably more difficult to consider athletes' relative strengths while their careers are still ongoing. Looking back on the career of a Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, or Magic Johnson once it's complete, there are many factors to consider: number of championships, overall contribution to great teams, even just looking at the statistics. But who can say while a player is still competing whether their peak years are in front of them or behind? And harder still to compare their merits in comparison to other players who may be injured, have overall less experience playing professionally or are just going through a slump.

This list attempts to sort through all the NBA's current all stars to find the most talented, and the players who are the most essential to have on a winning team to truly determine who is the best player in the NBA today. LeBron James and Stephen Curry, two of the most iconic and celebrated players to ever compete, dominated in the early rankings, but a number of other challengers for the title—such as Houston Rockets phenom James Harden and the legendary Russell Westbrook—have become favorites as well.

Who's the best player in the NBA today? More than just the top 10 NBA players right now, this list has all the league's currently greatest athletes. Vote up your own favorite basketball stars, and if your favorite player isn't represented, make your own list and add them to the rankings.

list ordered by

1
35,387 13,173
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Los Angeles Lakers

2
24,109 15,851
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Oklahoma City Thunder

3
28,330 17,711
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

4
21,739 13,758
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Oklahoma City Thunder

5
21,859 8,446
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

6
17,350 7,390
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
New Orleans Pelicans

7
19,202 9,782
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

8
17,687 7,056
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Toronto Raptors

9
13,561 2,358
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Milwaukee Bucks

10
11,884 11,277
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

11
11,155 7,448
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Indiana Pacers

12
9,659 5,514
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

13
8,133 7,098
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

14
8,046 4,320
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
San Antonio Spurs

15
9,307 5,701
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards

16
8,672 4,012
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Minnesota Timberwolves

17
9,519 5,025
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

18
6,775 8,934
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Detroit Pistons

19
4,219 679
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Philadelphia 76ers

20
7,986 11,449
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Miami Heat

21
6,726 5,058
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

22
5,562 2,002
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
New York Knicks

23
4,950 1,343
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Minnesota Timberwolves

24
5,102 4,941
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

25
5,979 6,308
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Cleveland Cavaliers

26
1,891 328
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Utah Jazz

27
4,062 1,240
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
idawg387 added Indiana Pacers

28
4,928 4,039
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

29
5,873 8,787
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

30
2,218 475
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

31
3,212 872
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
CalvinsJohnson added Philadelphia 76ers

32
4,150 2,189
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Charlotte Hornets

33
4,025 2,076
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

34
3,678 3,010
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Detroit Pistons

35
3,350 1,094
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
STLsportsMGH added Phoenix Suns

36
6,409 5,403
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Denver Nuggets

37
2,435 943
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Denver Nuggets

38
3,711 4,785
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
surag added Minnesota Timberwolves

39
3,432 1,910
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards

40
3,201 1,978
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

41
2,793 1,352
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Utah Jazz

42
3,008 1,450
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

43
1,192 278
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

44
3,705 2,738
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
poroporo20 added Dallas Mavericks

45
3,451 3,429
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Memphis Grizzlies

46
3,584 5,624
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards

47
5,031 7,099
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Minnesota Timberwolves

48
4,197 5,094
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dallas Mavericks

49
848 194
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

50
2,947 2,492
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
RichMoyleJr. added Miami Heat